Sweden's AMF turns to alternatives, positions for economic downturn

Jonathan Boyd
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In reporting its first half results to the end of June, Swedish insurer AMF has issued a warning that despite strong returns from equity over the period, the performance of markets actually reflected growing concerns about a downturn in the global economy, which the insurer has braced for through taking additional long-term positions, including unlisted companies and alternative asset classes such as forrests. Total return for the period was reported as 8.1% (in SEK) compared with 3.5% for the same period a year ago. There was a drop in the solvency ratio to 186% from 198% after some SEK...

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Jonathan Boyd
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Jonathan Boyd

Editorial Director of Open Door Media Publishing Ltd, and Editor of InvestmentEurope.